PM has tremendous vigour : Shashi Tharoor credits him for UP polls win

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him a man of "tremendous vigour and dynamism" and gave credit to him for the BJP's victory in the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a man of tremendous vigour and dynamism and has done some things which are very impressive, especially politically. We did not expect him to win with such great margins but he did," said Mr Tharoor while interacting with the media at the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor at an event on Sunday said regarding the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections that one day, the Indian voter will surprise the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but today the people have given them (BJP) what they wanted.

After the words of praise for the Prime minister, the Congress leader, however, also criticized him and said, "He has unleashed such forces in the society that are dividing our nation on communal and religious grounds which according to me is introducing a toxin that is unfortunate."